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7 Brain Hacks That Will Make You a Lot Smarter

To stay ahead in life, you need to be a constant learner. These hacks will help you pull it off.<p>Our world is evolving quicker than ever.<p>To stay competitive in business and ahead of the game, it's increasingly important to continually learn new skills and information. That's why mega-moguls like …

The digital nomad's guide to flying cheap every single time

Every time I board a plane, I’m probably the one who paid the least for his ticket. Not because of luck, but thanks to careful planning and booking.<p>Last year, I flew from Amsterdam to Tokyo and back for only $370.<p>Shocked? Jealous? Don’t be — I’m going to show you exactly how to do it, too.<p>Airfare …

9 Habits Of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

How much of an impact does emotional intelligence (EQ) have on your personal and professional success? The short answer is: a lot! It's a powerful way to focus your energy in one direction with a tremendous result.<p>When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it threw a massive wrench …

Emotional Intelligence

50 Small Acts That Make Your Partner Feel Loved In A Relationship

If you feel like you’re the awkward person at social events or you struggle to enter into conversations because you’re shy, it can impact your social …

15 Things To Do To Be Successful By The Time You're 30

Genetics science tells us that life itself thrives via diversity. Your company does too.<p>Within your company, very different people with amazingly …

27 Most Common Job Interview Questions and Answers

While some job interviewers take a fairly unusual approach to interview questions, most job interviews involve an exchange of common interview questions and answers. (Including some of the most often-asked behavioral interview questions.) Here are some of the most common interview questions, along …

Employment

Kettlebell Cardio and Strength Total Body Exercises

Turkish Get Up<p>The Turkish get-up is one of the more unusual kettlebell exercises, but excellent for the entire body. By holding the weight over the …

Workouts

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

Mindfulness Is The Most Important Subject You Won't Learn in Class

We must honor our thoughts. We must continuously examine our lives as they are now and as we want them to be. And we must define success for ourselves and have the audacity to believe in our definition.<p><i>By Gigi Falk, Duke Student</i><p>As my first blog post began to disseminate through the news feeds of my …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

8 Habits of Incredibly Interesting People

Interesting people have a special magnetism. They tell incredible stories and lead unusual lives. But what exactly makes them so captivating?<p>They're curious more than anything else. An interesting person is always excited to explore the world, and this energy radiates outward.<p>Some people are …

New Leadership Books To Influence The Way You Lead

In this election year, leadership is a big conversation. What does it take to be a good leader? How is leadership changing in a world where we are …

13 online courses that could help you get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people appreciate the power of learning long after college or any formal education is over.<p>Today, it's easier than ever to continue your education with the chance to take online courses from some of the best universities in the world.<p>We've picked out some of the best …

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive thought-patterns and unhealthy habits. This leads to better decision-making and behavioral responses. Here are 12 exercises for greater self-awareness:<p>An old African …

Self-awareness

Leadership is a quality that you can teach yourself

Most people who are good at school follow a pretty straightforward strategy: study hard, get good grades, repeat. This basic approach to achievement stays the same from elementary school all the way through college.<p>But while school is strategically simple, business is among the most complex of …

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

Time Management

7 Habits That Will Make Men Attractive

If you expect to get advice like, “grow a five o’clock shadow” or “work out”, you’re wrong. That kind of advice doesn’t fix the real problem.<p>What you …

How to Handle the Naysayer on Your Team

Just over a year ago, I talked with the executive vice president of HR for a Fortune 100 company about Joe,* a member of the senior leadership team: “Joe has good ideas, but he’s really negative, and he always plays the devil’s advocate. The CEO doesn’t really listen to Joe in meetings anymore …

How to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids: 7 Important Things to Teach Them

Emotional intelligence is the prerequisite to great relationships. Here's how to teach kids to develop them.<p>We all want our kids to be happy and successful, so it makes sense to work backward and figure out how to make that happen.<p>Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great</i> …

8 Secrets Insanely Successful Entrepreneurs Know That You Don't

Success is an effect, not a cause―the outward manifestation of an internal reality.<p><i>"Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself."</i>―James Allen<p>Success is an effect, not a cause―the outward manifestation of an internal reality. To be successful, you must see the world different from …

5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

While a lot of the entrepreneurs I’ve met and mentored in the past decade have been successful, I’ve probably met as many, if not more, unsuccessful …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy …

More Daily Habits Are Guaranteed Ways to Gain Weight

We thought fat was the enemy while companies pumped fat-free foods full of sugar and salt in its place. We shunned potatoes and pasta like one bite …

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.<p>To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora threads on this critical life transition and highlighted the most compelling responses.<p>Here are 10 …

Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?

<i>This post originally appeared at Ensia, and was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, a non-profit investigative news organization.</i><p>Midway through spring, the nearly bare planting beds of Carolyn Leadley’s Rising Pheasant Farms, in the Poletown neighborhood of …

Seven Habits Of Organized People

Organized people aren’t born; they’re built. Here are the habits that you can cultivate to be just like them.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>We all know that one friend or coworker who is super-organized. The …

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

How to Program Your Mind to Stop Buying Crap You Don’t Need

We all buy things from time to time that we don't really need. It's okay to appeal to your wants every once in a while, as long as you're in control. …

Personal Finance

4 Things All Wealthy Women Know

The earnings of the fairer sex have soared by nearly 30 percent in the past three decades, and experts believe that by 2018, women may control half of the riches in the U.S. Want to join the ranks of these loaded ladies? Start reading.<p>Whether you want to have enough money to hobnob with the likes …

High Level

Get More Done by Focusing Less on Work

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>When people want to get more done at work, they double down on the time they put into their jobs. They adopt a new productivity approach, stay at the office late, work weekends, revamp to-do lists, and try to cram more into every day. But what if the secret to performing …